Deepen your personal yoga practice and become a skilful and compassionate teacher equipped to lead others on their own personal journey of yoga and transformation.


Discover a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that enables everyone to grow and flourish as a yogi and as a human being.


The curriculum draws inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of the team’s training participants. 


The teachers believe that each group comes together to learn from one another and to take one’s place in evolving yoga for one’s time and circumstances. 


Each participant is a blessing to the program, contributing their own individual expression and creativity. 


All the graduates are uniquely qualified to share their own personal teaching styles upon graduation through yoga asana classes and their own developed spiritual wisdom.


The cost of this training includes an opening night welcome dinner and graduation celebration dinner; a comprehensive training manual, daily yoga classes, posture technique training, personal skill-building, yoga lifestyle training, choice of 20-night on-site accommodation or commuter option, and 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate. 

Styles

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Location

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

The peaceful seaside town of Nosara is a world-class destination for surfing and eco-tourism. It is a perfect base to explore the magical coastline of Costa Rica.

The town is lined with healthy cafes and yoga studios and the community is an eclectic mix of locals and expats who have decided to call this paradise home. It is one of the few coastal towns that lacks nearly any development on the beach, making it the perfect getaway.

The Nosara region is located on the North Pacific Coast, on the Nicoya Peninsula, about 100 miles west of the capital, San Jose.

Reachable from the San Jose International Airport in an hour and 2 hours south from Liberia International airport. Shuttles and buses run from the airports.

Food

During your orientation for this retreat, you will be toured around the local restaurants and organic grocery options available in the area. During your free time, you can explore nearby dining options or you can take advantage of the institute's daily organic vegan meal-plan. Discover the goodness of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables as you can cook stunning tropical meals straight from the market.

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Deepen your personal yoga practice and become a skilful and compassionate teacher equipped to lead others on their own personal journey of yoga and transformation.


Discover a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that enables everyone to grow and flourish as a yogi and as a human being.


The curriculum draws inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of the team’s training participants. 


The teachers believe that each group comes together to learn from one another and to take one’s place in evolving yoga for one’s time and circumstances. 


Each participant is a blessing to the program, contributing their own individual expression and creativity. 


All the graduates are uniquely qualified to share their own personal teaching styles upon graduation through yoga asana classes and their own developed spiritual wisdom.


The cost of this training includes an opening night welcome dinner and graduation celebration dinner; a comprehensive training manual, daily yoga classes, posture technique training, personal skill-building, yoga lifestyle training, choice of 20-night on-site accommodation or commuter option, and 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate. 

What is included

  • Course Material
  • Accommodation
  • WiFi Internet
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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Topics in this category include, but are not limited to: pratapana (conditioning), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation, and sequencing. These hours are a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Topics in this category include: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations; Principles of demonstration, observation, and assisting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga.

Topics in this category include: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.); Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, etc.), includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice.

Topics in this category include: The study of yoga philosophies, traditional texts, the origins of yoga, the influence of colonial and post-colonial thought, and modern yoga scholarship; Yoga lifestyle, such as diet and interpersonal relationship skills; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.

Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor; Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Certification

The 200-hour curriculum includes 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours. Upon completion of this three-week training, you will be given the Yoga Alliance certificate that allows you to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Yoga Practice
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Morning Session
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Time
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Session

Time Off

Nosara is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation but this pristine beach has more to offer. During your free time, you can try world-class surfing, canopy zipline tours, horseback adventures, local permaculture tour, deep sea fishing, paddle board tours, shopping, enjoying local restaurants, massage, and ATV tours.

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Accommodations

Shared Room at Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness

Shared Room

With a simple and minimalist design, this stunning room is designed for rejuvenation and relaxation with its white walls and wooden detailing. This spacious abode fits up to four guests comfortably. This shared room has bunk beds to be shared by retreat participants. The Institute's private residence is located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, and restaurants.

Private Room at Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness

Private Room

Enjoy a quiet private room during your retreat. A huge bed will be waiting for you with the most comfortable pillows and sheets. Ambient lighting and a cool breeze makes this room perfectly blissful and relaxing. Nexus Institute's private residence is located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, and restaurants. Solo travellers or couples can avail of this stunning room.

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

The peaceful seaside town of Nosara is a world-class destination for surfing and eco-tourism. It is a perfect base to explore the magical coastline of Costa Rica.

The town is lined with healthy cafes and yoga studios and the community is an eclectic mix of locals and expats who have decided to call this paradise home. It is one of the few coastal towns that lacks nearly any development on the beach, making it the perfect getaway.

The Nosara region is located on the North Pacific Coast, on the Nicoya Peninsula, about 100 miles west of the capital, San Jose.

Reachable from the San Jose International Airport in an hour and 2 hours south from Liberia International airport. Shuttles and buses run from the airports.

Venue   Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness
Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness, Venue for 21 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This Institute for Yoga and Wellness is a registered yoga school and a continuing education provider through the Yoga Alliance. It is the result of the shared vision of Janel Schullo and Horace Usry. Janel and Horace met in the Pacific Coast jungle of Costa Rica in 2013. Both came to teach in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. They soon became close friends and then partners. They shared their visions for their own yoga school during walks on the Pacific Coast at sunset and during long soaks in the beautiful tropical tide pools. They arrived in Costa Rica from two tautly different backgrounds. Janel had spent over twenty years in a cloistered Catholic monastery as a Nun in Connecticut. Horace had spent over twenty years in Investment Banking in several cities in the US and London. Both became ardent practitioners of yoga and students of yoga philosophy. Their walks and talks became the genesis of the the Institute for Yoga & Wellness. 


This yoga center offers 200-hour and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certifications and yoga continuing education for yoga teachers and practitioners in Nosara, Costa Rica, and around the world. They are committed to providing a safe, sacred and nurturing environment that allows each participant to cultivate and improve their own yoga and teaching style. They provide an environment that sparks personal growth relative to the Self, others and a personal Higher Power. Each participant is a blessing to the program, contributing their own unique individual expression and creativity. All the graduates are uniquely qualified to share their own personal teaching styles upon graduation through yoga asana classes and their own developed spiritual wisdom.


The Institute for Yoga and Wellness is located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The property features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens and a private pool. They are a two hour drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and a four to five hour drive from the capital city of San Jose (SJO). You may also fly from San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) to Nosara on Nature Air or Sansa. The team would be glad to arrange airport transfers or help with your travel arrangements.

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